A mother was giving her child a bath when she told her mom not to touch her down there.

"The suspect Mr. Tim rubs lotion on her there daily during nap time at school," the victim advised her mother, according to court records.  

The child had been coming home from school regularly with stickers on her arm, who she said were given to her by Mr. Tim.

Timothy K. McCrary, 27, of Houston, faces charges of three counts first-degree sexual abuse of a child by a person of trust and one count unlawful sexual contact of a victim less than 13 years old.

His alleged victims were ages 4 and 5 years old.

At the time the alleged abuse occurred in May, McCrary was employed as an aid at the Telamon Head Start on the 100 block of East Street in Harrington. The victim told police the sexual assaults occurred during nap time.

"[The victim] had advised that it hurt and happened on several occasions," court records said.  

Court records said McCrary started out as a janitor at Head Start and worked his way up to becoming a bus aide and certified classroom aide, assisting teachers when they needed a break or at nap time.  

According to court records, the assaults were captured on video surveillance at the facility.  

"I watched the first video as kids were starting to lay down on their mats. At approximately 12:38 hours on this day, I watched the teacher [redacted] sitting in a chair to the right of the suspect. [Redacted] got up out of a chair and walked away from the suspect. I watched him look to his right to find out where she went and once he noticed that she was at the other end of the classroom, he then slid his hand under [victim 2's] blanket and saw his hand moving around," Harrington Police investigators reported.

When the teacher returned, court records show, investigators observed McCrary discreetly slid his hand back on his leg and the victim pulled her cover tight to her.  

Investigators said the suspect sexually assaulted victim 2 on eight different occasions, in less than one hour, while she was sleeping.

Harrington Police arrested McCrary on June 21, 2019. A spokesman for the Delaware Department of Services for Children Youth and Families said McCrary was fired from his job when the first allegation of sexual abuse came to light on May 23, 2019.  

He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $235,000 cash-only bond. 

Police urged anyone who believes their child may be a victim of McCrary's or who has information regarding this individual to contact them at 302.398.4493 ext. 12 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333. 

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The Department of Services for Children Youth and Families reminds everyone that if you suspect child abuse or neglect, call our 24-hour report line at 1.800.292.9582.

Assistant News Director

Amy Cherry is the Assistant News Director and an investigative journalist at WDEL. She joined WDEL's award-winning news team in 2010 from WBZ Newsradio 1030 in Boston and has received national accolades for reporting.